Carrying a spare visor/ shield, how do you do it?

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  1. Jamie Z

    Jamie Z Long timer

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    Except (so I'm told) the greenhouse effect still applies. A tinted or mirrored shield keeps your face cool.

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  2. rocker59

    rocker59 diplomatico di moto

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    I usually carry a clear and a tinted shield for my Arai.

    My Cortech tankbag came with a facesheild cover.

    If I'm putting lots of miles on during daylight, I like the tinted shield.

    If the rides goes on into the night, it's easy to change the shield at a fuel stop.

    :dunno
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  3. James Adams

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    Internal sun visors add size, weight, and complexity to the helmet and after having a string of helmets with them, I prefer mine to be without. I wear prescription glasses, and yet another layer of dirty plastic between my eyes and the world is pretty much the last thing I want.

    YMMV
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  4. squish

    squish Out of the office.

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    Spare face-shield (not a visor, those had three snaps and I wore them on my open face helmet) if I need one
    Goes in a sock (normally used between a shoe[a device worn to protect the foot] and a foot) around my waist (that's roughly the lower middle of my body) or in the tank bag (that's the small nylon rucksack that is perched on top of my fuel tank) or top box (That's the rather large plastic suitcase like device that I have on the back of my motorcycle)

    But these day I just use a clear face-shield, and sunglasses or clear glasses.
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  5. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    I didn't or won't want the weight or cost of it besides I wanted dot and snell rating. Simplicity has its benefits. Changing a visor/ shield is all of .5 of a second these days.
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  6. guavadude

    guavadude de-composer

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    Clear shield only while wearing sunglasses during the day. At night I swap to clear racquetball glasses so I can open my visor while riding day or night.
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  7. motu

    motu Loose Pre Unit

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    But you are American , you don't even know how to speak English !
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  8. James Adams

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    This coming from a Kiwi :lol3
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  9. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    The suns heat gain through the clear shield on the GT is quite noticeable. When you lower the tinted inner shield it's as cool as the other side of the pillow..
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  10. James Adams

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    You reduce some of the radiant heat transfer, but not as much as with a tinted shield.
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  11. stevie88

    stevie88 That's gotta hurt

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    True, but the difference between the GT and my X11 using a tinted, reflective shield isn't noticeable to my handsome, yet rugged face.:deal
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    :rofl
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  13. Bbasso

    Bbasso my name is Rob

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    So I've been using the spare helmet bag but with a bunch of stuff getting tossed around I'm kinda worried.
    I think a firm shaped bag might be a better solution.
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